George H. Raque, MD — Trusted Neurological Surgeon

Louisville, KY — George H. Raque, MD, is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Trusted Neurological Surgeon for his eminent work in the medical field and in recognition of his role at the Norton Neuroscience Institute.   

George H. Raque has treated and operated on thousands of patients throughout his 35 years as a neurosurgeon and his 13 years with Norton Neuroscience Institute. He performs surgeries for spine disorders, stroke, peripheral nerve surgery, spinal and brain tumors, and other intracranial abnormalities. Known for his compassion, Dr. Raque takes time and personal interest to understand each patient’s individual needs when determining a plan of treatment. He ensures his patients know every facet of their diagnosis, treatment options, and what to expect if surgery is necessary. 

 At Norton Neuroscience Institute, Dr. Raque works with a team of 75 nationally recognized neurologists and neurosurgeons dedicated to providing care to those with brain, spine, and nervous system conditions. Dr. Raque has access to advanced surgical and diagnostic equipment to assist him in diagnosing and tailoring treatment options using the least invasive methods possible to accelerate healing and minimizing pain and discomfort.  

Dr. Raque attended the University of Louisville, School of Medicine to prepare for his career in medicine. During his time there, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology, a Master of Science degree in Anatomy, and completed his Medical degree in 1983. He then pursued a general surgery internship and Neurosurgery residency at the University of Louisville, School of Medicine followed by a Fellowship in spine surgery at the Leatherman Spine Institute. He became board-certified in Neurological Surgery in 1995 by the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS), a group dedicated to advancing the standards and quality of neurological surgery and public health. 

Dr. Raque is affiliated with numerous organizations in the medical community, including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the Kentucky Medical Association. He also was the Kentucky representative of the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies and is the past president of the Kentucky Neurosurgical Society. He served as Chief of Surgery for Norton Hospital and President of the Norton Healthcare system medical staff (2500 physicians) for 6 years.

He practices at the Norton and Norton Children’s Hospitals in Louisville. Dr. Raque has over 35 years of experience, and has been in his current role working in a group practice for 13 years.

As a respected and awarded professional in his field, Dr. Raque is the recipient of Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011- 2018, 2020), Patients’ Choice Award (2011, 2012, 2014-2018, 2020), Top 10 Doctor – Metro Area (2014), Top 10 Doctor – City (2014), Top 10 Doctor – State (2014), the Compassionate Doctor Award – 5 Year Honoree (2015-2018, 2020), and the Patients’ Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2020).

When he isn’t performing neurosurgery, Dr. Raque and his wife, Mrs. Karen Raque, enjoy breeding and showing American Saddlebred Horses. Over many years, their farm has produced four World Champion horses. Dr. Raque and Mrs. Raque have been married for 46 years. They have a daughter together, Kathleen Raque, MD, who is a breast oncology surgeon in Cincinnati. In addition, Dr. Raque contributes to multiple charitable causes. 

Dr. Raque would like to dedicate this honorable recognition to Christopher B. Shields, MD, his professional partner, mentor, and friend. 

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